'''Kate Beaton''' rose to moderate internet fame after her historical {{webcomics}} became subject to MemeticMutation. Most of these were responses to challenges, which means they cover a diverse array of historical figures. Other comics deal with [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]] history in particular, nonsense subjects (usually drawn in a much simpler, MSPaint style than the other comics), and autobiographical subjects, including conversations with her younger self.

Kate Beaton's comics are updated on her website, ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' and [[http://beatonna.livejournal.com/ her LiveJournal]]. As with most webcomic authors, it is traditional to refer to Kate Beaton by her full name. Characters in her comics usually refer to her as "Katie" or "[[LastNameBasis Beaton]]".

She also has a [[http://beatonna.tumblr.com/ tumblr]]. It's recommended reading--she uses to reblog interesting and esoteric historical things, and frequently posts comics there that don't fit into ''Hark, A Vagrant'', usually about visiting her family (who are equal parts funny and adorable) or small scenes from her life working at museums or one of Canada's oil sand fields.